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By Dave Donnelly

Wednesday, July 25, 2001


Malama spa makes
locals ‘Legally Blonde’

DO blondes really have more fun? If they're Reese Witherspoon and their film, "Legally Blonde," is bringing in millions of dollars, upping her asking price considerably for future work, sure! Since the film came out, blonde wannabes have been showing up at Malama, the Aveda Lifestyle Spa, wanting everything from a few streaks to the whole Marilyn Monroe look. It didn't hurt that Malama sponsored the "Legally Blonde" premiere or that the soundtrack features a song by another local blonde beauty, Hoku Ho ... Incidentally, July's already a big month for Malama's Syd Fleming and husband Guy. Yankee Doodle Dandy Syd celebrated her birthday on July 4, Guy shortly thereafter and their wedding anniversary is also this month. The two met 10 years ago when they were neighbors at UH on-campus apartments and she spotted him dancing alone to Bob Marley music one day. He still loves dancing to Marley, which is A-OK with Syd ...

FOLLOWING the rare feral cat attack in Honolulu, Hawaiian Rent-All put up a sign on its McCully marquee reading, "Beware! Felineous assaults have appeared nearby." ... After asking if others besides me found it odd that Rep. Gary Condit, whose intern/lover has disappeared, always carried his jacket around instead of wearing it, e-mail came in saying "Finally!" Others, too, had wondered about it. And now Billy Crystal, guesting on the David Letterman show, asked the same question. It probably means nothing, but is strange, anyway ...

THERE'S an organization which has taken it upon itself to protest the use of "fat suits" on actors such as Julia Roberts or Martin Short as "Jiminy Glick. It's called The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance. Where can we get membership cards to send to prospective members? ...

Oops, no hoops

THE reservation at Matteo's was for Michael Jordan, and G.M. Russell Druce welcomed him as if it were old home week. There were no basketballs, no Hanes, no Nikes and no Bull involved. This Michael was the son of Matty Jordan, the boyhood pal and later personal chef for Frank Sinatra, who opened the original Matteo's in L.A. and later in Waikiki. Michael was en route to Maui for a family wedding. He's now in charge of restaurants for the Disney corporation and is opening the Napa Rose, their No. 1 fine dining establishment in Anaheim ...

Booster seat

IT'S that time of year again. Tomorrow is the sixth annual Murphy's Pigskin Pigout to raise funds for the UH football program. It's a $100 contribution to NaKoa, the team's booster club, to get in, pig out on the food, enjoy the entertainment and bid on some rare items. A new one this year is the "Ultimate Modern Hawaiian Luau" provided by Sam Choy, valued at $3,500. If that's too grand, you can also bid on dinner for four with Coach June Jones at Alan Wong's Restaurant or dinner for eight with new UH President Evan Dobelle at College Hill. Lots of autographed items will also be up for bid, including a baseball contributed to Murphy that is autographed by Joe Dimaggio and Joe Jr., in a private collection for decades. Get tickets at Murphy's ...



Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.

Contact Dave by e-mail: ddonnelly@starbulletin.com



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